Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 18:07:59 -0700

Quoting Chad Perrin (

> No, not really.  The whole problem we're discussing is where something is
> considered to be "protected" by copyright in jurisdictions that do not
> recognize the public domain declaration -- therefore, for those
> jurisdictions, there is still a copyright holder.

OK, your hypothetical as written struck me as just a bit unclear, but
I'll readily confess that I mostly deleted that subthread.

Anyway, I hope you have noticed that the can of worms keeps bulging a
bit more, every time we jiggle it.